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So we just completed adding some progressive enhancement techniques to our sliding tab panel. There is a few other courses I have in the lynda.com online training library where you can use these same techniques to progressively enhance those projects. One is the Homepage Promotional Marquee. This is a series of panels that line up on a horizontal row--very similar to what we just did in our sliding panels. So we can actually set this to have all of these panels stack vertically if JavaScript is not enabled. And the other project is a frequently asked questions listing. In this course I teach you how to create a collapsible panel where we take one div, in this case the question, and clicking on it will open the corresponding div, which has the answer to the related question.

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Create a Sliding Tabbed Panel with jQuery and Dreamweaver
1h 6m Intermediate Oct 11, 2012

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A tabbed panel interface is a classic feature to incorporate in your website design, but they're usually static elements. This course shows how to build a dynamic sliding tabbed panel from scratch using a combination of HTML, CSS, jQuery, and the tools in Dreamweaver. Author Chris Converse leads you through the process from start to finish, from building the containers to styling the text, tab, and panels, and adding click events to make the tabs interactive. He also shows how to incorporate progressive enhancement techniques, so visitors who don't have JavaScript, for example, can still access the content.

Topics include:
  • Creating the main panel and tab containers
  • Adding content to the containers
  • Adding CSS styles to the text and tabs
  • Adding the jQuery $(document).ready() function
  • Assigning click events to the tabs
  • Setting an autostart on page load
  • Creating custom graphics for the panels
  • Assigning custom classes to the HTML elements
  • Reassigning CSS rules with JavaScript
Subjects:
Developer Web Web Design Projects Web Development
Software:
Dreamweaver jQuery
Author:
Chris Converse

Where to go from here

So we just completed adding some progressive enhancement techniques to our sliding tab panel. There is a few other courses I have in the lynda.com online training library where you can use these same techniques to progressively enhance those projects. One is the Homepage Promotional Marquee. This is a series of panels that line up on a horizontal row--very similar to what we just did in our sliding panels. So we can actually set this to have all of these panels stack vertically if JavaScript is not enabled. And the other project is a frequently asked questions listing. In this course I teach you how to create a collapsible panel where we take one div, in this case the question, and clicking on it will open the corresponding div, which has the answer to the related question.

So what you might want to do inside of this particular example is go into the HTML code, find the div called faq_answers_container, set those to be visible by default in the CSS, and then use JavaScript to go in and change those FAQ answers' height to be zero. So any interactive project you are working on that includes HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can benefit from techniques of taking some of that content, setting the default display, and then rearranging the CSS properties once your JavaScript has been loaded.

So I wish you all the luck in creating your sliding type panels, and I really appreciate you watching my course.

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